Category: Inspiration
Philly Artist Adam Wallacavage to Debut Chandelier Pieces at ‘Art Unleashed’

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South Philly resident and artist Adam Wallacavage, infamous for creating playful, bizarre, funky chandelier, is set to debut new pieces at Art Unleashed. The event, put on by the mighty talented University of the Arts students, is to be a hodge podge of works appealing to those of all art levels and tastes for their homes or offices.

Art Unleashed will start the exhibit with a preview show tomorrow, April 9th, and continue on with the Public Sale from April 10-14th. This event helps to raise funds for the Sam McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund.

Get your tickets here


Local Business Owner Puts Eco-Friendly New Spin on the Vinyl Record

Vinylux is putting a new kind of spin on the vinyl record. The brainchild of owner/artist Jeff Davis, the company transforms the records into new functional art pieces, mindful to use environmentally friendly practices and refusing to waste any part of the original album. Vinyls from record shops, dealers, collectors, and even people’s attics take on new lives as LP record mirrors, frames, cuff jewelry, clocks, bowls, and journals. The album covers are used as sketchbook covers and attention-grabbing coasters.

Davis, who launched Vinylux in 2003 out of a rented space in Brooklyn, packed his family up and headed to Philadelphia- where affordability and the real estate knowledge of Christopher Plant enabled him to purchase residential workspace in East Germantown. Over a decade later, he has been able to expand his company and hire full and part time additional employees. His story is a great example of how a business can truly have the chance to flourish and grow into something awesome… right here in Philly.

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The 5th Square: The Philly PAC That’s Got Your Back

The 5th Square is a political action committee (PAC) in Philadelphia that is helping to change the city for the better. The non-partisan group is doing their best to ensure that the next Mayor and City Council candidates are prepared to make city job creation a major priority. Along with more jobs nearer to where people live, The 5th Square advocates for close and frequent transit stations, and urges public officials to treat Philly’s public streets as public spaces that serve pedestrians as well as cars.

In order to challenge officials to make the changes necessary to revitalize and revamp economic growth, The 5th Square tackles important issues like land value tax, protected bike lane arterials, regional employment, and the issues associated with gentrification.

For more information, or to donate to the cause, visit their website here.


Philadelphia: The Great Experiment Film, Free at the Kimmel

History Making Productions debuts the newest installment its Emmy award-winning docu-series, Philadelphia: The Great Experiment. The series gives its audience an in-depth look into the historical events that divided Americans and put Philadelphia in the forefront of the Revolutionary War. Get to know and understand the likes of Betsy Ross, Thomas Paine, and countless other important figures of the time and place. The premiere is a free event at the Kimmel Center‘s Perelman Theater Building.

Click here to reserve your tickets.

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